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LANXESS donates one million liters of disinfectant solution

Shanghai – April 10, 2020 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is donating ten metric tons of its highly effective disinfectant Rely+On Virkon to hospitals, authorities and public institutions in 13 countries around the world. The powder disinfectant is diluted with water on site and is sufficient for one million liters of disinfectant solution. It can be used to disinfect hard surfaces and equipment, for example in hospitals.



Tepex reinforces child seat headrest

Shanghai – March 25, 2020 – Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from LANXESS have huge potential for use in many areas, including the lightweight construction of structural safety components. A child seat headrest that has been developed as a technology demonstrator serves to illustrate the opportunities on offer here.



LANXESS achieves full-year target for 2019 despite challenging environment

Shanghai – March 19, 2020 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS had a successful fiscal year 2019 in an increasingly challenging economic environment. EBITDA pre exceptionals increased by 3.3 percent to EUR 1.019 billion. As guided, the earnings came in roughly in the middle of the range of EUR 1.00 billion to EUR 1.05 billion. In the previous year, the company generated earnings of EUR 986 million.



Turning water bottles into laptop covers

Shanghai – March 4, 2020 – LANXESS sees pioneering recycling concepts as the key to boosting its competitiveness with sustainable materials from closed material cycles. The most recent example of this approach is a new product range that the LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates is currently developing for its Tepex-branded continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. Half of the matrix for the new semi-finished products consists of recyclates originating from the recycling of reusable polycarbonate water bottles. “Our primary target application for these products includes laptop covers and housings for smartphones, tablets, e-books, and cellphones,” says Dr. Dirk Bonefeld, head of Marketing & Sales Consumer Electronics, Sports and Industry at Bond-Laminates.



Vegan LANXESS processing promoter ensures CO2 savings in tire production

Shanghai – February 28, 2020 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has added a plant-based raw material variant to its Aktiplast PP product range. These processing promoters for polymer blends are used in the production of tires and all kinds of technical rubber articles. Aktiplast PP-veg, which is based on renewable raw materials, was developed specifically in response to a customer requirement from Asia. In this way, the LANXESS Rhein Chemie business unit aims to enable rubber processors to reduce their CO2 footprint. An international tire manufacturer from Europe has already expressed great interest.



LANXESS Donates Disinfectants to Hubei to Fight Coronavirus

Shanghai – February 17, 2020 – The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has made epidemic disease control a task of top priority in China. To help fight the epidemic, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS announced the donation of 1 ton of its highly effective Rely+On Virkon disinfectant to hospitals in Wuhan and two surrounding cities. The donation of the high level disinfectant product arrived in Hubei on February 16 thanks to the optimization of production capacities at the production plant in the U.K. and a concerted effort of employees around the world to help quickly. One ton of Rely+On Virkon can be diluted into 100,000 liters of disinfectant solution for use at a ratio of 1:100.



Tepex dynalite from LANXESS for innovative lightweight design project

Shanghai – December 16, 2019 – The endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS has made a major contribution to the success of the FuPro project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). At the international trade fair for mobility 4.0 “eMove-360° Europe” in Munich, Germany, the project received the Gold Materialica Award in the “Surface & Technology” category. The abbreviation FuPro stands for “Design and process development for functionalized multi-component structures with complex hollow profiles”.



LANXESS to become climate neutral by 2040

Shanghai – December 9, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has set itself an ambitious climate protection target. By 2040, the Group intends to become climate neutral and eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions from around 3.2 million metric tons of CO2e today. Already by 2030, LANXESS aims to cut its emissions by 50 percent compared to the current level to around 1.6 million metric tons of CO2e.



LANXESS Awarded China's Top Employer for Three Consecutive Years

The results of 2020 China's Top Employer were revealed on December 2 in Shanghai. LANXESS was once again honored as a "Top Employer" in China. This is the third consecutive year that LANXESS has received the certification from the Top Employers Institute.



LANXESS Supports China’s High Quality Development

Shanghai – November 28, 2019 – LANXESS has underpinned its commitment to support China’s High Quality Development: The German specialty chemicals company said today that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in September to reserve land for an integrated production site. Furthermore, the company is planning to establish an Application Development Center for the Asia-Pacific region in Shanghai.



LANXESS Carries Out Open-to-Public Days for Eight Consecutive Years

Shanghai – November 18, 2019 – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS recently attended the “2019 AICM Open-to-Public-Day (OTP) Closing Ceremony” in Shanghai, marking the eighth year for the company to carry out Open-to-Public Days.



LANXESS with stable development also in third quarter

Shanghai – November 14, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS performed well again in the third quarter of 2019 – despite further deterioration of the economic environment. As expected, earnings in the third quarter were only slightly weaker than in the previous year. At EUR 267 million, EBITDA pre exceptionals was 3.6 percent down on the prior year’s figure of EUR 277 million.



LANXESS addresses the topics of sustainable urbanization at “CHINACOAT 2019”

Shanghai – October 30, 2019 – LANXESS will be presenting a broad portfolio at the CHINACOAT 2019. With a focus on the major trends of urbanization and high quality development in China, LANXESS exhibits the latest technologies and solutions from its Inorganic Pigments (IPG), Material Protection Products (MPP), RheinChemie (RCH) and Urethane Systems (URE) business units.



LANXESS, CABEE and FUDATEC Hold Joint Fire Safety Symposium in Shanghai

Shanghai – October 24, 2019 – The Chinese construction industry is faced with the challenge of implementing the increasingly demanding government goals of sustainable construction and improving the energy efficiency and safety of buildings. Key areas are environmental protection, flame retardants and a Green Supply Chain for thermal insulation materials. And that is precisely what the second Fire Safety Symposium on October 24, 2019 in Shanghai, China is all about.



Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars

Shanghai – October 10, 2019 – The potential of Tepex, a line of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from specialty chemicals company LANXESS, for use in lightweight applications extends to the design of structural components in passenger cars, which need to be capable of meeting very stringent requirements in the event of a crash.



LANXESS starts high-tech plastics production in Changzhou

Shanghai, September 25, 2019 — German specialty chemicals company LANXESS today held an opening ceremony to celebrate the start of production at its new plant in Changzhou. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electric and electronics industry.



Sustainable products and systems for the leather industry

Shanghai – September 10, 2019 – Recently, LANXESS showcased its latest developments and innovations for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai, China. The extensive range of products for manufacturing high-quality leather comprises chemicals for beamhouse operations, mineral and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, retanning agents, leather softeners, dyes and numerous finishing chemicals. Especially for the automotive industry, LANXESS offers ideal solutions to the ever-expanding requirements for dealing with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), aldehydes and odors.